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Prof Yan Yiannakou

Professor of Neurogastroenterology and Director R&D

I am a Consultant Neurogastroenterologist and Director of R&D for County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust. 

I am Director of the Durham Constipation Service which acts as a tertiary referral centre for severe constipation in the North of England. As a neurogastroenterologist, I also see patients with chronic vomiting. The service is based on core values of patient centred-ness, innovation and multi-disciplinary care. Research interests include assessment methods in patients with severe constipation; understanding the patient perspective, and development of novel therapies. 

I have been active in promoting regional research, and have been strongly involved with the Comprehensive Local Research Network in the region. I was member of the founding CLRN Executive and GI Specialty Group lead. I am a member of the BSG Neurogastroenterology section committee and research committee, and am affiliated with Durham University.

  • Department: Gastroenterology
  • Specialities: Neurogastroenterology, Gastroenterology
  • Based at Hospital site: University Hospital of North Durham
  • Special interests: Constipation and chronic vomiting
  • Secretary: Julie Lambert
  • Qualifications: MBChB MRCP MD
  • Date added to the specialist register: 2000
  • Training role: Director R&D, chief investigator, principle investigator
Prof Yan Yiannakou

Contact Information

Tel: 0191 333 2889

'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very thankful and relieved patient'.

Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital of North Durham